Piano students are required to have a practice instrument at home for regular practice. A full-size digital or acoustic piano in good working condition is preferred for long-term lessons. Younger children can get started on a keyboard and transition to a larger instrument as they progress. A good digital piano or a good traditional acoustic piano (I emphasize good condition, here) allows you to develop your technique more fully than a keyboard. A good, quality instrument is critical both for development and motivation. A poor quality instrument does not have the responsiveness to touch or tone for technique and ear development. If you are looking to purchase a piano or keyboard, let's talk so I can help you choose something that will be both cost-effective and practical. You can call me at 209-588-6641 and I will be happy to assist you.
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January Special - No Enrollment Fee!
Private Lesson Rates
New students, one-time Enrollment Fee - $20 (waived in January)
30-minute sessions, once per week - $120 per month
2nd Student - 1/2 off Enrollment Fee
$110 per month
Piano Marvel Students - $12 per month after FREE TRIAL of Level 1
I am an Inspire and Visions in Education Vendor - Please submit vouchers at first lesson
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While Piano Marvel is not required, it is highly recommended and I use it in the studio alongside traditional lesson books. With the guidance of a qualified teacher, Piano Marvel is excellent for both children and adults and encourages more productive practice. For assessment mode, it does require an iPad or any computer along with a digital piano or an inexpensive keyboard. Piano Marvel also works in “book mode” so it can be used even if you are not digitally connected. My students absolutely love it!
Contact me or click here Piano Marvel Free-Trial to check it out and get started. No credit card required.
Lesson books are included in your monthly tuition. I also have a vast music library and a book loan program for my students.
Recitals and performances are conducted periodically as deemed appropriate and venues become available. Student families with pianos at home are encouraged to volunteer to host pot-luck recitals. While I would encourage students to participate in recitals and performances, they are totally optional and never a requirement. Additional fees for exams, auditions or recitals may be charged by governing organizations (National Piano Guild) and will be discussed in advance.
Contact Robyn at (209) 588-6641 or click here New Student Sign-Up Request to schedule lessons!